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IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2018

Our friend V took the IELTS Speaking test recently in India and remembered the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job profile?
– Did you require any training for this job?
– In the future would you like to get any training or courses from your company?
– What is the meaning of your name?
– Who is giving a name to a newborn in your community?
– Is there any function on the day when a baby get his/her name?
– In your culture are there any common names?
– Why do people give common names to their children?

Cue Card

Talk about activities that you are doing to keep yourself fit. Please say

– What are they?
– Why do you do them?
– How do you feel after doing them?


– Do you think younger or older people are doing more physical activities to keep themselves fit?
– Is it a government’s or individual’s responsibility to keep their body in a good shape?
– In your society do you think the government is responsible for educating people about healthy life style?
– Do you think people prefer meditation or Yoga activities nowadays?

IELTS test in Nigeria – January 2018 (General Training)

When O took the IELTS test in Nigeria he was asked the following questions in the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in Nigeria

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You and your colleagues just came back from a foreign language training. Write a letter to the manager and say

– explain how you and your colleagues enjoyed the training
– suggest more training sessions in the future
– say when and where it should be conducted.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The tendency of human beings to copy one another is increasing in popularity. Is this a positive or a negative development? What can be done about it?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How far is your home from this place (the exam venue)?
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you use a dictionary? Why?
– Do you prefer an online dictionary or a printed one? Why?
– Can you tell me about some interesting places in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about a major river in your country. Please say

– Describe the river.
– Where is it located?
– Why is it important for your country?


– What are interesting activities around the river area?
– What do you think about the commercialization of the ocean or rivers?



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